Northwest NEWS

May 14, 2001


Around The Valley

Memorial services
   The American Legion, Lower Snoqualmie Valley Post #199, will hold memorial services on May 28 at Novelty Hill Cemetery at 10 a.m., and Carnation Cemetery at 11 a.m.
   Baby farm animals on parade
   Baby farm animals at Remlinger Farms include a new Mediterranean miniature donkey, born May 5, baby goats due any day, baby horses, lambs, chicks, ducks, geese and bunnies in their Country Fair Fun Park.
   Plant and bake sale
   A Giant Plant and Bake Sale will be held Sunday, May 20, from 1-4 p.m., at the Tualco Grange Hall (on Tualco Road south of Monroe), by the People for the Preservation of Tualco Valley (PTTV), a nonprofit group. Garden experts will be on hand to answer questions. Free advice from landscape designer and old rose expert. Enjoy coffee and delicious homemade baked goodies while browsing hundreds of plants.
   Lower Valley Youth Programs meets
   The Lower Valley Youth Programs Advisory Group will meet May 22, 3:30 p.m., at the Duvall Methodist Church.
   Events at Pumps & Grinds
   Local violinist and songwriter Bob Antone will be performing Friday, May 18, with the Tiny Kings. "Dark and brooding songwriter Paul Hutzler brings his subconscious lyrics and stark realism from the rough town of Baltimore all the way to the Valley of the Moon...not something to miss..."Ann Margaret. Strawberry Jam Saturday, May 19. This jam is open to different kinds of music-it's new - it's different and you never know what will happen. Bring music, instruments, fake books and voices and friends. Come early for dinner and a good seat. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St. NE, Duvall (next to Bank of America). Call 844-2766 for information.
   Skyhawks sports program for kids
   Registration has begun for the Skyhawks summer soccer camps to be held in the Duvall fields during the weeks of July 30-August 3 and August 20-24 for ages 5 to 14. Children will be bringing home a registration form distributed through school. Forms are also available from Friends of Youth. Call Casey at (425) 844-9669, ext. 100 for more information.
   Mentor a youth
   Make a difference in the life of a young person. The Snoqualmie Valley Mentoring Program seeks caring, positive, fun, responsible adult volunteers to mentor local 9-14-year-old youth. A new mentor training meeting is on Saturday, May 5. Call Casey at (425) 844-9669, ext. 100 for more information or to request an application packet.
   Riverview early kindergarten
   Riverview School District is accepting applications for early entrance to kindergarten at this time. Only children who are tested as having highly exeptional intellectual skills and as having considerably above age level social skills will be considered for early entrance. Actual early entrance for admitted children is on a space available basis. To request that your child enter kindergarten before he/she reaches the legal age of entry, schedule an appointment with the elementary school principal. All early entrance applications must be made in writing to the school principal by May 15.
   Employers for teens needed
   Help our teens make some money! This free referral service will help you find a great worker for babysitting, yard work, light office work or various other tasks. Call Angie at Friends of Youth Teen Job Bank for further information, (425) 844-9669, ext. 101.
   New enrichment program starting in Duvall
   The Farm School Enrichment Program is open for enrollment for September 2001. Designed for children aged 4 to 6, this one day a week program combines class time with gardening, caring for animals, horseback riding, nature activities and farm life. The program will be taught by a certified teacher, a horse training instructor who showed nationally for years, and a horseback instructor/homeschool mom of 15 years. Class is limited to 12. If there is interest, a program for older children will become available. Call Julia or Anna at (425) 788-1037 for more information.
   Fire District 27 seeks volunteers
   King County Fire District 27 in Fall City is looking for men and women who would like to volunteer for the Fire Department, which provides fire supression, emergency rescue and medical services. Applicants must live in the district, be 18 years of age and have a strong desire to help people in the community. Call (425) 222-5841 or visit the Fall City Fire Station.
   Meals on Wheels
   Do you know a senior who is unable to leave their home to shop for groceries or has difficulty preparing meals for themselves? If so, Meals on Wheels can help. Meals on Wheels offers a selection of 35 complete breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees to homebound persons age 60 or over. The cost of each meal is a suggested donation of $3. Participants decide for themselves, what, if anything, they wish to contribute. If you know a senior who could benefit from meals being delivered to their home, please call Dixie at the Meals on Wheels program at Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation at (425) 333-4152. A program of Senior Services.
   Bingo in Carnation
   Play Bingo at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the American Legion, 31957 E. Commercial St., Carnation.
   English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
   Duvall ESL beginning level classes are on Mondays from 6:30-8 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. There is an advanced class on Saturdays from 8:30-10:30 a.m. All Duvall classes are held at the Eastside Literacy Office at 26320 NE Cherry St., basement level B-1. All classes are free. For more information, call Kati at 425-844-2459.
   Lunch with the Sno-Valley Seniors
   The Sno-Valley Seniors invite residents to have lunch at the center, prepared by Lisa Tschohl, weekdays at noon. May menu items include Belgian waffles, Cinco De Mayo fiesta meal, special Mother's Day and birthday lunches, salmon croquettes and Ivar's Clam Chowder. The center is located at 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. Suggested donation of $3 if age 60-plus, or cost is $5.75 if under age 60. Call 425-333-4152 for reservations.
   Help build literacy
   Eastside Literacy Council is looking for volunteers interested in tutoring English speaking adults who need help with basic skills and/or GED preparation. Volunteers are also needed to teach English as a Second Language small groups in the Valley. A commitment of 3-4 hours a week for one year is requested. Volunteers do not need previous teaching experience, since quality training and support are provided. Volunteers for Special Projects such as library/bookstore managment and outreach events and programming are also needed. For more information, call 425-844-2459 or 425-558-2459.
   Sno-Valley Senior Shuttle
   The Sno-Valley Senior Shuttle‹volunteer transportation service for seniors and people with disabilities‹is available Monday-Friday from 9-4. Those eligible can use the Senior Shuttle for rides to the Senior Center, grocery shopping, medical appointments and other local errands. All rides are free; however, donations are accepted. Call 425-333-4152.